July 07, 2004

9/11 panel stands by Iraq finding

The moment of truth is coming for the 9/11
Commission...It is significant that they have not
backed down on this issue, and indeed, it is
significant that they spoke out on it at all...BUT it
is of far more importance that, in their final report,
they stand behind the truth of Richard Clarke
(R-Reality) in his damning testimony on the pre-9/11
and post-9/11 failures of the Bush abomination's
botched, bungled handling of the "war on terror."

Associated Press: The Sept. 11 commission yesterday
stood by its finding that Al Qaeda had only limited
contact with Iraq before the terrorist attacks, a
determination disputed by Vice President Dick Cheney.
The bipartisan panel issued a one-sentence statement
saying it had access to the same information as
Cheney, who suggested strong ties between Saddam
Hussein and Al Qaeda.
Those ties were a central justification the Bush
administration gave for going to war with Iraq and
were called into question after the commission
released a preliminary report last month. The report
cited contacts between Hussein's regime and Osama bin
Laden but said there was no ''collaborative
relationship."

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http://www.boston.com/news/politics/president/bush/articles/2004/07/07/911_panel_stands_by_iraq_finding/

9/11 panel stands by Iraq finding
By Associated Press | July 7, 2004

WASHINGTON -- The Sept. 11 commission yesterday stood
by its finding that Al Qaeda had only limited contact
with Iraq before the terrorist attacks, a
determination disputed by Vice President Dick Cheney.
The bipartisan panel issued a one-sentence statement
saying it had access to the same information as
Cheney, who suggested strong ties between Saddam
Hussein and Al Qaeda.
Those ties were a central justification the Bush
administration gave for going to war with Iraq and
were called into question after the commission
released a preliminary report last month. The report
cited contacts between Hussein's regime and Osama bin
Laden but said there was no ''collaborative
relationship."

Cheney criticized the finding in a CNBC interview and
said there ''probably" was data about Iraq's links to
terrorists that the commission members did not learn
during their investigation. The commission disputed
that.

''After examining available transcripts of the vice
president's public remarks, the 9/11 commission
believes it has access to the same information the
vice president has seen regarding contacts between Al
Qaeda and Iraq prior to the 9/11 attacks," the
commission said.

Copyright 2004 Globe Newspaper Company.

Posted by richard at July 7, 2004 03:28 PM